School of Medicine

  • Commonwealth Scholarships

    Further information about government funded scholarships and loans to assist with your tertiary education can be found here.

  • Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship Sydney

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to ensure cancer does not get in the way of students goals and their ability to achieve maximum potential in terms of a formal tertiary education. There are a range of Scholarships and Grants available valued at $5,000 for the National Award Winner, $3,000 for the National Finalists and $2,000 for recipients.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

    a. Be an Australian Resident;
    b. Be aged between 15 – 24 years old;
    c. Have cancer or has been diagnosed at any point in their life; and
    d. Submit a medical verification, written reference and a statement addressing the criteria in the application form.

    For further information and for application details please visit Redkite website.

  • The Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship

    Value: $2,500

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to support students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, with a preference for Kimberley students, studying at any Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

    a. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
    b. Be an enrolled student at The University of Notre Dame Australia;
    c. Demonstrate that the award of the Scholarship would assist their educational opportunities;
    d. Demonstrate academic merit;
    e. Demonstrate personal commitment and motivation to succeed in their study; and
    f. Be undertaking their studies internally.

    Applications are now closed.

    For further information please call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692 or email scholarships@nd.edu.au.

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  • The Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship

    Value: $30,000

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to an undergraduate student from a disadvantaged background who is, or has, resided in out-of-home care (foster/kinship care, group home or refuge accommodation), at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

    a. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
    b. Have applied to enrol as a student at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus;
    c. Be able to meet minimum entry requirements for the course applied for; and
    d. Be currently residing in, or have resided in, out-of-home care (foster/kinship care, group home or refuge accommodation).

    Applications are now closed.

    For further information please call the Development Officer on (02) 8204 4393 or email scholarships@nd.edu.au.

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  • Odyssey Travel 2018 Merit and Equity Scholarship

    Value: up to $10,000

    The purpose of this Scholarship is to offer second year and beyond students assistance based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

    For further information and for application details please visit the Odyssey website.

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  • Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholarships

    The purpose of these Scholarships is to support scholars from all walks of life who have the drive to make a difference. Westpac offers the following five Scholarship categories:

    a. Asian exchange: Supporting undergraduates committed to strengthening Australia's commercial and cultural ties with Asia;
    b. Young Technologists: Supporting undergraduates who are passionate about the power of technology and innovation to drive Australia's economy;
    c. Social Change Fellowship: Supporting innovators who have a vision and commitment to deliver positive social change for Australia;
    d. Future Leaders: Supporting exceptional individuals to undertake post-graduate study at one of Australia's leading universities; and
    e. Research Fellowship: Supporting early career researchers to undertake ground-breaking research, here in Australia.

    For further information and for application and eligibility details please visit the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation website.

  • The Ballarat Rotary Club Scholarship

    The Ballarat Rotary Club Scholarship supports a final year Undergraduate Student, enrolled at the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine Sydney campus, who is based at the Ballarat Rural Clinical School located at St John of God Hospital, Ballarat.

    Recipients will be determined based on outstanding character and personal qualities, financial need and their commitment to rural medicine. The $2,500 scholarship may be awarded to a single recipient or divided between two recipients at the Selection Committee’s discretion.

    Applicants must submit a 400 – 500 word written statement demonstrating their commitment to rural medicine along with a written summary of the financial difficulty they are experiencing, demonstrating that they would obtain genuine benefit through the scholarship.

    Closing date for applications: Friday 1 June 2018 at 5.00pm.

    For further information, please email sydney.development@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (02) 8204 4393.

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  • The Albert Coates Memorial Trust Scholarship

    The Albert Coates Memorial Trust Scholarship promotes regional health education and practice by providing financial support to the Ballarat Clinical School MED4000 student who can best demonstrate how their elective term study at the end of MED4000 will reflect the values of Notre Dame and the values and example of the late Sir Albert Coates.

    The $2,500 annual scholarship is sponsored by the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Woman and supports travel, accommodation and other associated expenses incurred by final year medicine students undertaking the four week elective term during MED4000. The scholarship honours and commemorates the life of the Sir Albert Coates OBE, a pioneering Australian neurosurgeon and soldier who served as a medical orderly at Gallipoli and a surgeon on the Burma-Thailand Railway, where he saved hundreds of lives.

    Applicants must submit a 500-word statement describing their elective study and how it reflects the values of The University of Notre Dame Australia and the values and example of the late Sir Albert Coates.

    Closing date for applications: Friday 1 June 2018 at 5.00pm.

    For further information, please email sydney.development@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (02) 8204 4393.


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  • Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships

    The Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships are to assist and encourage meritorious second year medical students from the School of Medicine, Sydney, who may experience financial burden of relocating to either Werribee or Hawkesbury clinical schools for their third year of study.

    The purpose of the Scholarships is to support the costs of relocation and other expenses for interstate or geographically distant placements taken by third year medical students of The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney campus. $10,000 is available for the Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships annually to be distributed as follows:

    1. Two scholarships for students relocating to the Werribee Clinical School of the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, each to the value of $ 4,000; and
    2. Two scholarships for students relocating to the Hawkesbury Clinical School, Sydney, each to the value of $ 1,000.

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  • Rural Scholarships

    There are a range of scholarships designed to provide enrolled medical students with rural experience in order to encourage graduates to practice in rural/remote areas of Australia. The NSW Rural Doctors Network provides details of scholarships for this purpose on its website.

  • Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)

    The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme is one of a number of Australian Government initiatives to increase the number of general practitioners in rural and remote Australia. The aim of the scheme is to increase the number of students with a rural background who enter and complete their study of medicine at a tertiary level. Scholarship holders receive $10 000.00 each year during the completion of a standard medical degree at their chosen university.

    RAMUS provides financial support to assist in meeting accommodation, living and travel costs incurred while studying medicine. The scholarships are not bonded. Instead, scholarship holders’ ties to regional and rural Australia are reinforced though a rural mentorship scheme, as well as membership of their student Rural Health Club.

    The National Rural Health Alliance administers the RAMUS scheme on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Applications close in January each year.

    For more information about RAMUS:
    Call 1800 460 440 or visit ramus.ruralhealth.org.au.

  • John Flynn Scholarships

    The Medical Student Vacation Scholarships, usually referred to as the John Flynn Scholarships were established in 1997. They are an integral part of the Australian Government’s long-term strategy to attract more rural doctors and improve the quality of healthcare in rural areas. Working closely with a rural doctor mentor and the placement community, medical students develop an overview of the challenges and rewards associated with rural medical practice and non-metropolitan healthcare services. Each year approximately 150 new scholarships are made available. An amount of $500.00 per week will be paid to cover food and living expenses while on placement. Costs of travel and accommodation will be organised and paid for by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), which is the national management agency for the program.

    Scholarship holders undertake a placement in the same rural or remote community for a minimum of 2 weeks per year, normally over 4 consecutive years. Students gain first-hand experience of living and medical practice in rural Australia. Students may undertake a placement in a supervised general practice, hospital, Aboriginal Medical Service or other medical facility that provides primary care.

    Each scholarship holder is matched with a rural and remote medical practitioner in the placement community. Mentors provide role models for scholarship holders, and introduce them to country medical practice, and supervise and support them during their stay. The local community is also a vital part of the John Flynn Scholarship. Community contacts facilitate social and cultural introductions in the local area to enable scholars to immerse themselves fully in the distinct culture of the community.

    By undertaking a placement in the same community for a minimum of 2 weeks per year over a 4-year period, students are involved in a practical way with the reality and diversity of rural Australia. Students are required to provide a written report and evaluation at the end of each placement.

    John Flynn Scholarships are open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate medical course at an Australian Medical School. Students need to be able to complete scholarship requirements before they finish their medical degree. Applications close in April each year. For further information or to register your interest, contact:
    Freecall: 1800 231 231 
    Email: jfss@acrrm.org.au

  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

    The Faculty offers a number of prizes and scholarships available to medical students, trainees and Fellows on its website.

  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine John Snow Scholarship

    The AFPHM John Snow Scholarship acknowledges the best medical school student presentations relating to public health at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Future Directions in Health Congress or AFPHM Annual Scientific Meeting each year. The prize for each regional finalist includes travel assistance and full registration to attend the conference. The WA and NSW finalists in 2011 and 2012 were Notre Dame students. See John Snow Scholarship for more information.

  • Children’s Medical Research Institute

    CMRI offers PhD Awards to promising candidates and welcomes Honours students from any Australian university. For further information please visit Opportunities for Students - Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Australia.

    Any further enquiries should be directed to School of Medicine, Sydney by calling 02 8204 4450 or emailing sydney.medicine@nd.edu.au.

  • Rural Clinical Training and Support Summer Research Scholarships

    Up to two Rural Scholarships will be awarded this summer to School of Medicine, Sydney students with a value of $2000 each. The scholarships are for research projects focusing on health issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia, as well as issues related to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

  • School of Medicine, Sydney Summer Research Scholarships

    Scholarships will be awarded this summer to School of Medicine, Sydney students with a value of $2000 ach. The scholarships are for research projects focusing on health issues in Australia.

    To apply for either of these two scholarships, please send:

    1. A two-page summary of the research project comprising: Background, Aims, Methods and Expected Outcomes.
    2. The name of the supervisor(s) of the project providing evidence of her or his expertise to direct the project.
    3. A timeline of the work to be conducted which needs to be finished in February 2016.

    To receive a Summer Research Scholarship, a student must:

    • Present (at the latest during the month of February) a report on the project or a draft of a paper to be submitted to a journal, and
    • Make an oral presentation of the project and results at the School of Medicine, Sydney Research Conference or Research Symposium in 2016.

    Research projects can be part of larger projects but need to have clearly defined aims, methods boundaries and outcomes within those projects.

    A School panel appointed by the Dean decides on the projects to be awarded a Scholarship.

    The deadline for applications is in early October each year. The specific date will be posted on Blackboard. Please send applications to Ms Joanne Aboud.

    For further information, contact Professor George Mendz, Head of Research Programs.

  • GP Synergy General Practice Scholarships

    Up to two scholarships are available to School of Medicine, Sydney students. Details available at GP Synergy website: http://gpsynergy.com.au/explore-gp/gp-synergy-medical-student-scholarship/
  • The Catenian Charity Inc. Scholarship

    Value: $5,000 per annum

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist young Catholic students in the choice or pursuit of a career for the duration of their studies. The recipient is required to use the Scholarship funds towards the cost of their tuition fees.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

    a. Be enrolled in a Western Australian tertiary institution or tertiary residential college;
    b. Have completed at least 1 year of full time studies towards their Bachelor degree;
    c. Be 16 to 24 years of age;  
    d. Be in necessitous circumstances*;
    e. Demonstrate that their educational opportunities are limited, for example, because of financial need, distance, or responsibility for others, such as the ill or elderly; and
    f. Demonstrate drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship, or other personal difficulty, in order to continue their studies.

    *A person is in necessitous circumstances where they cannot afford to have a modest standard of living in Australia. A person receiving Youth Allowance is qualified as necessitous.

    Applications close Monday 6 August 2018 at 4pm

    For further information and for application details please contact info@bryantchurch.com.au.

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